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Faculty Recognition & Funding Opportunities - January 16, 2012

 

Welcome back!  Best wishes for the Spring 2012 semester.
This email bulletin, issued twice per month during the academic year, provides summaries, links and updates on some of the funding opportunities that are available for research, teaching and professional development and acknowledges some recent accomplishments of the faculty.  Please be advised that this is not a comprehensive list.  For more information or to share your news, please contact Gary Hohenberger (gahohenberger, x7092). 

 

RECOGNITION
 
Allan Clifton, Assistant Professor of Psychology, with his collaborators at the University of Georgia, was awarded a grant from the National Center for Responsible Gaming for the research project, "Social Network Analysis of Pathological Gambling".

Drew Minter, Lecturer in Music, is featured
(voice and medieval harps) on A Wind Blows from the East: Four German Medieval Tales, a recital recording newly released by Bridge Records.

Vinay Swamy, Associate Professor of French, is author of Interpreting the Republic: Marginalization and Belonging in Contemporary French Novels and Films, recently published by Lexington Books.  Mr. Swamy is also co-editor and co-author of the introduction (with Sylvie Durmelat) of Screening Integration: Recasting Maghrebi Immigration in Contemporary France, a recent publication of University of Nebraska Press.



SOME UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR EXTERNAL FUNDING
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
 
GRANTSNET: A comprehensive online resource for science funding opportunities: http://www.grantsnet.org/


JANUARY 31                John Templeton Foundation
seeks letters of interest for the Foundational Questions in Evolutionary Biology project (FQEB).  The purpose of the FQEB project is to generate new kinds of knowledge and understanding in core areas in biology where there have been serious "missing knowledge problems." Associated research projects will receive funding of up to $200,000 per year for up to two consecutive years. Work which has significant philosophical implications for evolutionary biology and science more broadly will receive priority. Letters of interest should include an outline of proposed research projects related to any of the questions posed above (no more than 3 pages) and CVs of project leaders. They should be sent by e-mail to FQEB@NPTRUST.ORG, or by regular mail to: FQEB GRANTS c/o National Philanthropic Trust, 165 Township line Road, Suite 150, Jenkintown, PA 19046 by January 31, 2012.  http://www.templeton.org/node/1521


FEBRUARY 1                American Philosophical Society
(APS) Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology is open to field studies in any area of interest to astrobiology.  Grants up to $5,000 are available to post-doctoral and junior scientists who wish to pursue field studies in astronomy, chemistry, evolutionary biology, field and population biology, geology, microbiology, molecular biology, oceanography, paleontology, and planetary science.  http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/astrobiology
 

FEBRUARY 5                Ludwig-Maximilians-University
of Munich, Germany (LMU) will award up to ten Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics in 2012.  LMU Research Fellowships are an integral part of the LMU Academic Career Program and are open to candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies within the last three years. http://www.graduatecenter-lmu.de/researchfellows/
 

FEBRUARY 25              National Institutes of Health
(NIH) Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) support individual research projects in biomedical and behavioral sciences conducted by faculty members, and involving their undergraduate students, who are located in institutions that have not been major recipients of NIH research grants.  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/area.htm
 
For a full list of upcoming NIH due dates: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/submissionschedule.htm



MAY 29  
                          National Science Foundation (NSF) Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students, especially by bringing about widespread adoption of classroom practices that embody understanding of how students learn most effectively. The program supports efforts to create, adapt, and disseminate new learning materials and teaching strategies to reflect advances both in STEM disciplines and in what is known about teaching and learning. The program supports projects representing different stages of development, ranging from small, exploratory investigations to large, comprehensive projects.  Type 1 proposals (up to $250K) are due May 29, 2012.
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10544/nsf10544.htm

Multiple NSF funding opportunities are now open!  For a full list, please visit: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=NSF&ord=date


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Humboldt Research Fellowships for Post-doctoral or Experienced Researchers support long-term research projects (6-24 months) in cooperation with an academic host at research institutions in Germany.  Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/sponsorship.html

National Geographic Society.  One year grants intended as seed money in anthropology, archeology, astronomy, botany, biology, geography, geology, oceanography, paleontology, and zoology. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/field/grants-programs/cre-application/



SOME UPCOMING DEADLINES FOR EXTERNAL FUNDING
ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

JANUARY 31                John Templeton Foundation seeks letters of interest for the Foundational Questions in Evolutionary Biology project (FQEB).  The purpose of the FQEB project is to generate new kinds of knowledge and understanding in core areas in biology where there have been serious "missing knowledge problems." Associated research projects will receive funding of up to $200,000 per year for up to two consecutive years. Work which has significant philosophical implications for evolutionary biology and science more broadly will receive priority. Letters of interest should include an outline of proposed research projects related to any of the questions posed above (no more than 3 pages) and CVs of project leaders. They should be sent by email to FQEB@NPTRUST.ORG, or by regular mail to: FQEB GRANTS c/o National Philanthropic Trust, 165 Township line Road, Suite 150, Jenkintown, PA 19046 by January 31, 2012.  http://www.templeton.org/node/1521
 

FEBRUARY 1                Harry Ransom Center
(University of Texas at Austin) awards Research Fellowships in support of projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections.  The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of substantial on-site use of the Center's collections.  http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fellowships/application/


FEBRUARY 1               
The Harpo Foundation's artist grant program supports artists who are under-recognized by the field, whether emerging or further along in their careers. The foundation will consider proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or collaborative teams in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.  The two-stage application process requires that a letter of inquiry be submitted by February 1, 2012.  http://www.harpofoundation.org/grants.html


FEBRUARY 5                Ludwig-Maximilians-University
of Munich, Germany (LMU) will award up to ten Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics in 2012.  LMU Research Fellowships are an integral part of the LMU Academic Career Program and are open to candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies within the last three years. http://www.graduatecenter-lmu.de/researchfellows/


FEBRUARY 10
            
Duke University announces a call for proposals for Visiting Faculty Fellows to join with Duke faculty in re-defining our common teaching and research approach to the humanities. This opportunity has been made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called  "Humanities Writ Large".  Over the course of this initiative, Duke faculty and collaborators expect to generate substantial instructional innovation and to alter the perceptions of students, faculty, and institutions regarding the role of the humanities in the 21st century.  More information is available at: http://humanitieswritlarge.duke.edu/visiting-fellows/visiting-faculty-fellows-2012-13-call-for-proposals 



FEBRUARY 13 
               The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is pleased to announce a pilot postdoctoral fellowship program that will support transregional research under the rubric Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections. Its purpose is to strengthen the understanding of issues and geographies that don't fit neatly into existing divisions of academia or the world and to develop new approaches, practices, and opportunities in international, regional, and area studies in the United States. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships will help junior scholars (those at the postdoctoral stage, one to seven years out of the PhD) complete first books and/or undertake second projects. In addition to funding research, the program will create networks and shared resources that will support Fellows well beyond the grant period.  http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/transregional-research-fellowship/


FEBRUARY 15
                National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) / Tufts University announce "Working with Text in a Digital Age", an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities that will be held at Tufts from July 23 - August 10, 2012.  Tufts invites applications to this three-week NEH Institute that combines traditional topics such as TEI Markup with training in methods from Information Retrieval, Visualization, and Corpus and Computational Linguistics.  Faculty, graduate students, and library professionals are encouraged to apply.  Participant proposals must include CVs and statements of purpose (no more than 1,000 words) describing how they will be able to use participation in the Institute to advance their subsequent careers.
Preference will be given to participants who are best prepared not only to apply new technologies but to do so as a means to transform their teaching and research and the relationship of their work to society beyond academia.  For more information or to submit applications, please see:  http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/

For a full list of NEH programs and deadlines, please see: http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html


MARCH 1  
                  Dirksen Center Congressional Research Awards fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress.  The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress.  Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Congressional Research Awards program has invested more than $840,000 to support over 400 projects.  http://www.dirksencenter.org/print_grants_CRAs.htm


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Humboldt Research Fellowships for Post-doctoral or Experienced Researchers support long-term research projects (6-24 months) in cooperation with an academic host at research institutions in Germany.  Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time.  http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/sponsorship.html

Collaborative Scholarly Publishing Initiatives funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The Association of American University Presses has initiated two consortia of university presses to support the publication of first books in American Literatures and Slavic Studies. Mellon funds help to underwrite publication and promotional costs.  For contact information and other details:  http://www.mellonslavicstudies.org and http://www.americanliteratures.org



Questions or concerns about faculty funding?  Contact us:

Judith Dollenmayer (5376, judollenmayer)
        Associate Director
for Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations
Gary Hohenberger ‘97  (7092, gahohenberger)
        Director for Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations
Amanda Thornton (5309, amthornton)
        Director of Grants Administration
Christopher White (7836, chwhite)
        Associate Professor of Religion and Faculty Director of Research Development